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Oslo Fjord 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

1. Oslo Fjord 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Discover Oslo's gorgeous Fjords on a trip into a dreamlike landscape. The dramatic waterways are a photographer's dream and give the city its lifeblood. On this 2-hour boat tour you will get a chance to see the best parts of these idyllic landscapes from the sea, offering a unique viewpoint rarely appreciated in these days of cheap air travel. Once aboard the comfortable boat, you will get the chance to purchase refreshments, before settling down to stare out at unbridled natural beauty. You will pass through narrow sounds, deep bays, and a maze of islands, dotted with picturesque summer homes. The fun tour will introduce you to the Norwegian coastline in an easy fashion, providing the sort of views that the Vikings would have seen back in the days of their great explorations.

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Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise

2. Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise

Experience the superb fjords of Oslo on board a traditional wooden sailing ship and cruise the network of waterways that stretch almost into the city center. The 3-hour evening buffet cruise will get you up-close-and-personal with the city’s dramatic scenery, while enjoying the ambiance of a fully restored ship, renovated to its former glory. Sail past numerous islands, including Hovedøya, and the Dyna Lighthouse. Navigate the narrow inlets and dip into sheltered bays to capture the capital on camera from different angles. The boat will pass close to the Bygdøy peninsula, housing many interesting museums as well as beaches such as Huk Bay. See the Maritime Museum with its veteran sailing ships moored outside, and the impressive Fram Museum, housing the polar ship of the same name. During your cruise, snacks of Norwegian shrimps will be offered, while the bar will provide a wide range of hot and cold drinks.

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Oslo: Sledging Experience

3. Oslo: Sledging Experience

If you are looking for some fun in Oslo during winter, join a sled ride in Holmenkollen. The tour starts at the Oslo Central Station, where you will meet your guide for an introduction to the tour and get an Oslo public transportation ticket which is valid for 24 hours. Please keep the ticket since you will be taking the subway from the bottom of the sled track up to the hill during your 1.5-hour sledding time. You will then have about 1.5 hour with the guide to experience the real Norwegian sledging experience in former Olympic sled track from 1952. After the 1.5 hour of guided sledging, you can either choose to come back to the city with the guide or continue sledging until the evening. You can choose to take a slow ride or organize a race with your friends and family, with hot tea and coffee on hand to keep you warm.

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Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

4. Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, including Europe’s top scenic rail journeys. You will also enjoy a fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord. This is a self-guided tour, from Oslo, to Myrdal, to Flåm, to Gudvangen, to Voss, and then to Bergen. High up in Norway's mountainous “rooftop” at 866 metres (2,841 ft) above sea level is Myrdal, a remote mountain station serving as the junction between the Oslo-Bergen train line and the famous Flåm Railway. The small village of Flåm is one of the most popular destinations in Norway and Scandinavia due to its stunning scenery and location. Most have probably seen spectacular images of the landscape in Western Norway - steep, forested mountainsides that plunge into the blue fjord, waterfalls, narrow fjords and valleys. Gudvangen is a village in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is a popular tourist destination and is located at the end of the Nærøyfjord where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord.

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Oslo: Oslofjord 2-HourSightseeing Cruise with Lunch

5. Oslo: Oslofjord 2-HourSightseeing Cruise with Lunch

Cruise for 2-hours down the iconic Oslofjord aboard a sailing ship while enjoying a delicious traditional lunch.   Sail via Hovedøya towards Nesodden and through narrow straits and bays past Vassholmene and Bygdøy. Pass the fjord's most interesting sights and see the charming summer homes and bathhouses.  Lean back, and as you enjoy the beautiful scenery, feast on a traditional fjord style prawn plate. Truly the perfect way to spend the day in Oslo.

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Oslo: 1.5-Hour Vigeland Park Exploration Game

6. Oslo: 1.5-Hour Vigeland Park Exploration Game

Explore the beautiful Vigeland Park as you solve puzzles and challenges that lead you to the most impressive monuments in the park. Be captivated by the entertaining story and learn interesting facts about the park along the way. Start your outdoor adventure at the Vigelandsparken. Play as Jessica Meddler: a paranormal investigator and blogger. Normally, you’d be hunting ghosts, but today is your day off, or so you think. Follow the clues around the park and admire famous monuments as well as lesser-known spots as you go. Explore at your own pace and stop for breaks when you like. Play alone, as a group or two competing groups, and meet at the final stop of the game, the Wheel of Life.

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Set Sail in Oslo: 3-Hour Jazz and Buffet Cruise

7. Set Sail in Oslo: 3-Hour Jazz and Buffet Cruise

The cool breeze wafts gently over you as you set sail on the Oslo Fjord for a 3-hour traditional sail. In the beauty of the Fjord, you will enjoy live music while drifting gently through the calm waters past a maze of green islands, ancient fortresses and the inner part of Oslo's main waterway. During your 3 hours on the fjord, snap some pictures of the gorgeous scenery, and marvel at the tiny houses that dot the many islands around the area. You will pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bars and small summer homes that make fjord life so vibrant. Along with the live music, feast on a buffet of shrimp, lemon, mayonnaise, and bread and butter in true Norwegian style.

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Oslo: Norwegian Explorers 3 Museum Tour: Vikings to Today

8. Oslo: Norwegian Explorers 3 Museum Tour: Vikings to Today

Start your adventure in the Oslo fjord just like the Norwegian explorers. Take a short boat trip to the museums. After a walk in the peninsula, arrive at the Viking Ship Museum to see three original Viking ships and hear the tales of courage and adventure that made the Vikings the conquerors of the 9th century. Visit the Fram Museum, the museum of the polar explorers, and come aboard the ship that made it possible. See the cabins and learn how these brave men lived. Experience a replica of the northern lights and feel sub-zero temperatures inside the chill room. Visit the Gjoa embarkation and listen to the story of the Northwest Passage. At the Kon-Tiki Museum, see the open embarkation made of balsa wood that took famous explorer Thor Heyerdahl to Polynesia in a 101-day adventure. Return by bus (winter) or ferry (summer) to the city center.

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Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

9. Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

Climb aboard a local ferry to your first destination at the start of this fun island-hopping adventure. Sail to Hovedøya ("Main Island") where some of Oslo's best history and coastal scenery will be revealed. Learn how English monks came to Christianize post-Viking Oslo and set up a powerful abbey on the island nearly 1,000 years ago. Admire the well-preserved ruins as you walk among the chambers and rooms. Hear stories of Norway's transition from the Viking era to become part of a Christian Europe. Continue through sheep pastures and birch forests to arrive at the old ramparts and cannons from the 19th-century Napoleonic Wars. Explore the rugged coastline and stop at some beaches and lookout points before returning to the pier to catch another ferry to the island of Lindøya. Arrive at Lindøya and experience the charm of a summer retreat. See traditional wooden homes and gardens of flowers that contrast beautifully with the surrounding fjord. Get fantastic views from the summit of the island and work up an appetite for a picnic lunch. Stop at a local food store, if needed, to pick up something to eat. Enjoy your picnic on a southwest-facing beach and soak up the immense views of the water and hills. Then, jump on another ferry and sail past the island of Gressholmen, where the nature preserve is home to thick forest, sea cliffs and hidden beaches. Catch the ferry back to the city center and get an amazing entry into the port. Marvel at some of Oslo's most iconic sites, such as the old fortress of Akershus Festning, City Hall and the revitalized port of Aker Brygge.

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Oslo: Self-Guided Parliament Murder Mystery Tour

10. Oslo: Self-Guided Parliament Murder Mystery Tour

Travel back to the year 1899 with this fun self-guided mystery tour. Starting in front of the Storting, the name for Norway's Parliament, open your envelope to discover the story behind the murder mystery you need to solve. A famous businessman has disappeared and is believed to have been murdered. You are a well-reputed police detective, and several of your colleagues believe that you have a special sixth sense. You have to find out who the culprit is. You are guided around the historic surroundings of Oslo city, while solving puzzles and tasks. Finally, you will have all the clues to hopefully accuse the right person responsible for the crime. The game gives you the chance to discover Oslo in a unique and exciting way.

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What people are saying about Oslo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,254 reviews

A good way to visit Oslo in one day with an excellent driver and an excellent guide. We were 10 members, 3 generations of a family from Catalonia and all of us have enjoyed a lot the Oslo guided tour.

Fab cruise, recommended! Tour in English. Bar on board with a good range of hot (inc glogg!) and cold drinks and snacks. Wrap up warm if going in winter, plenty of blankets were provided to help!!

Definitely worth it if you are spending few days in Oslo and want to experience a bit of true Norwegian nature. The landscape is breathtaking, but it was too cold so get well prepared

We really enjoyed our trip around the fjord and had a great hot chocolate. the crew were very friendly and welcoming.

An great way to see the City in comfort with an excellent guide.